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organic cotton in china

Origin of the program

Rare’s sustainable agriculture program evolved from an organic farming pilot in China’s Tian-e-Zhou (TEZ) Oxbow Nature Reserve. On 100 acres of land, farmers planted corn, cotton and soybean, following organic farming methods. Through the project, more than 300 farmers were trained in organic cultivation and ultimately harvested 10,000 kg of cotton, 60,000 kg of soya and 27,500 kg of corn, all of which were certified as in-transition organic crops.